Newsletter 197


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[1]Giving Alzheimer’s Patients Their Way
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/fsJ6EQ

Pam Belluck | NYT | 31 December 2010

Hospitals discover—somewhat belatedly, you might think—that it you can't
  make Alzheimer's patients better, you can at least make them happier, by
  giving them chocolates, toys, brighter surroundings, flowers, bedtime drinks

[2]Fred Kahn’s First-Class Flight
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/i3ItK7

Thomas Hazlett | FT | 31 December 2010

Obituary of economist who deregulated US airline industry. Died at 93. Last
  living doctoral student of Joseph Schumpeter. “Wherever it seems likely to
  be effective, even very imperfect competition is preferable to regulation”

[3]2011: What You Weren’t Expecting
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/g903Ne

Samuel Arbesman | Boston Globe | 2 January 2011

Diary of the truly interesting events likely to happen this year. Opening of
  Chernobyl to tourists. Publication of Nathan Myhrvold's cook-book. Kilogram
  may be redefined. Atomic clocks may add a leap second. World corduroy day

[4]2010 One Word At A Time
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/h6AflP

Mark Schreiber | Japan Times | 29 December 2010

New entries from 2010 in the Japanese Encyclopedia of Contemporary Words.
  Among them, "gūguru-shō", or "Google syndrome", covering hypochondriacs who
  use Google to diagnose themselves with various terminal illnesses
                   [5]View full selection
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/best

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[6]Milton Crawford on =DRUNKENNESS AND WRITING=
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/milton-crawford-on-drunkenness-and-writing

For writers, alcohol gives the brain a holiday, so you can sit down and
  start afresh the next day, says writer and drinker Milton Crawford. He
  chooses five books by like-minded authors. [7]Continue reading…
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/milton-crawford-on-drunkenness-and-writing

Topic

[8]Financial Crisis
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/topics/financial-crisis

In-depth primer for both the expert and the amateur. Experts interviewed
  include Eichengreen, Barro and Rodrik. Wide range of hand-picked background
  articles
  [9]Continue reading…
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/financial-crisis

Book of the Day

[10]The Great Gatsby
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/great-gatsby-by-f-scott-fitzgerald

-by F Scott Fitzgerald - Scott Fitzgerald was obviously quite a big boozer
  himself  and  alcohol  plays  a central role in this book. Gatsby is a
  bootlegger in the prohibition days and a lot of the action takes place with
  alcohol around, either at Gatsby’s parties or on Tom and Daisy’s verandah
  where they are drinking whiskey, so alcohol is a big backdrop to the whole
  book.

[11]More recommendations…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

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